Aina Fest 2017

About Us

About the HIP Agriculture Community

The Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture) is a conscious movement of inspired individuals living a model of sustainability through direct engagement with the earth and service to youth and communities.

Located in beautiful, historic North Kohala, HIP Agriculture is a growing community that cultivates a diverse collection of Polynesian crops and operates as an educational site offering sustainable agriculture courses, youth programming, community workshops and events. Through farming and hands-on education HIP Agriculture is pioneering a new paradigm of conscious agriculture that honors indigenous wisdom, food sovereignty and the transformational power of returning to the land.

Our Mission

To practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.

MEET OUR TEAM

Dashiell Kuhr

Dashiell Kuhr

Executive Director and Instructor
Nicholas Logan

Nicholas Logan

Farm Manager
Justine Garcia

Justine Garcia

Communications Coordinator
Erika Kuhr

Erika Kuhr

Co-Director, Culinary Director
Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman

Farm Manager
Lauren Ruotolo

Lauren Ruotolo

Program Manager
Position Available

Position Available

Farmer / Garden Manager

MEET OUR TEAM

Dashiell Kuhr

Dashiell Kuhr

Executive Director and Instructor
Erika Kuhr

Erika Kuhr

Co-Director, Culinary Director
Lauren Ruotolo

Lauren Ruotolo

Program Manager
Nicholas Logan

Nicholas Logan

Farm Manager
Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman

Co-Farm Manager and Resident Chef
Position Available

Position Available

Farmer / Garden Manager
Justine Garcia

Justine Garcia

Communications Coordinator

Join Our Team

At the heart of HIP Agriculture is a commitment to personal growth and awakening that empowers individuals to be activated leaders for change.

ADVISORY BOARD

Kai Kaholokai

Kai Kaholokai

Cultural Advisor
Vanessa Stone

Vanessa Stone

Organizational Development Specialist
Donna Maltz

Donna Maltz

Business Advisor
Dr. Deborah Winter

Dr. Deborah Winter

Academic advisor and curriculum specialist
Dennis Sharmahd

Dennis Sharmahd

Botanical Advisor
Gayle Yamasaki

Gayle Yamasaki

Education Advisor

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

To practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health.

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